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SAJC Hosts GB Olympian Nekoda Davis
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St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club5 months ago
๐Ÿฅ‹ As we get closer to being back together in person, it's great to see the Zooms still going strong. ๐Ÿ‘
๐Ÿ‘‰ Last Wednesday we worked on groundwork, and had a try at working in pairs (with each "window" doing one role) - successful for some, less so for others, but a great new way to see if what we're learning is "sticking" ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Followed by some gentle work on transition from throw to hold, with our judoka siblings, or using our pillows (or parents, where they were willing! ๐Ÿ˜‰)
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club5 months ago
Cautiously optimistic after today's announcement from the Government - but it's too early to speculate too much. ๐Ÿคž

We will, of course, issue a full club-wide update as & when we have any hard & fast information for you.
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club6 months ago
During November 2020 the IJF ran a Kids "Golden League" fitness competition and around 5400 kids from 51 countries took part in 16 different exercise challenges.
The UK came 8th overall, with 157 people taking part, including club member Elwyn.
He wasn't one of the lucky ones to receive a prize but he did receive a Certificate from the IJF ๐Ÿ˜„

๐Ÿฅ‹ Congratulations Elwyn! ๐Ÿ‘
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club6 months ago
We've been Nominated for Best Childrens Sports Club in the Little Ankle Biters Herts Awards ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

If you'd like to add a vote for us please go to https://herts.ankle-biters.co.uk/little-ankle-biters-herts-awards-nominations-are-open/ and add a nomination in category 8!
And you could also nominate other businesses/activities around the region whilst you're there ๐Ÿ™‚
#LABHawards
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club7 months ago
โœจ Are you one of SAJC's 2020 Lockdown Legends? โœจ

If you are one of the amazing 44 families (almost 80 people!) who kept engaged and active with the club for our Virtual & Outdoor sessions during Lockdowns 1 & 2 last year when we didn't have any access to our Dojo, check your emails for your invite to order one of our Limited Edition T-shirts designed by David Roberts (parent & SAJC Director)

๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‹
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club7 months ago
๐Ÿฅ‹Well done to all that took part in last night's Virtual Dojo, around 30 of you (possibly a couple more if we count the extras roped in for various parts).

We had a slightly different session this week - as there'd been some action on the World judo stage earlier in the day, the World Masters in Doha, we took the opportunity to watch GB Olympian Natalie Powell's Quarter Final contest & Ippon win, then broke into small (roughly grade based) groups to talk about the differences and similarities between contests for these top class athletes and our own experiences of randori & shiai at club and area level.
(For some of the youngest who've joined during lockdown, it was their first exposure to any contest judo at all).

Having identified the winning technique as one we have worked on a lot during our virtual & socially distanced sessions (O-uchi-gari), all were able to see that even the most basic movements we practice can be used at the highest levels.
So we practiced it some more ๐Ÿคฃ

BTW - If you visit us in the dojo, you'll *never* see this lot as still or as quiet as they were for this part of the session!